Name details

Riley Glacier

Riley Glacier (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Riley Glacier  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110883

Feature type: Glacier

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

flowing WSW into George VI Sound between Traverse Mountains to the N and Mount Dixey and Mount Pitman to the S, was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by BGLE in October 1936 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232). Following partial re-survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1949, the name was applied to include the present feature and the ice piedmont to the N (Warren Ice Piedmont, q.v.) after Quintin Theodore Petroc Molesworth Riley (1905-80), assistant meteorologist, BGLE; member of BAARE and of British expedition to east Greenland, 1932-33 (APC, 1955, p.18; DCS 601 sheet 69 66, 1955; DOS 610 sheets W 70 68, 1960; W 69 68, 1963; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-10/10, 1-DOS 1974). Lednik Rayli (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Following further survey by BAS from "Stonington Island", 1970-72, the name was limited to the feature as now defined (USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979; APC, 1980, p.5).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 06' 00.0" S
- 70.10000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 55' 00.0" W
- 67.91667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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